On the Memoir and Backstory Blog Challenge front, I'm sticking with featuring brief memory snippets from various stages of life. This week, the teen years! Back in middle school, the hours were later than the rest of the schools, so I had the house to myself while I got ready for school and waited for the bus. This was MY time. For a thirteen year old girl, privacy is an elusive thing, so having these morning hours was bliss. I'd turn on my music, and at that age, it was all about INXS. They were my fave and the album, Kick, was a hot release. I'd blare it and sing and dance around the house while picking out the perfect outfit and plastering my hair with copious amounts of Aqua-net hairspray.
Oh yeah. Tween PK was happenin'. LOL. Whatever song was the last to play before catching the bus would stick in my head the rest of the day. I was pretty much always singing to myself in those wonderful early teen years.
Today's the cover reveal for Crystal Collier's Moonless ...
Alexia’s nightmares become reality: a dead baron, red-eyed wraiths, and forbidden love with a man hunted by these creatures. After an attack close to home, Alexia realizes she cannot keep one foot in her old life and one in this new world. To protect her family she must either be sold into a loveless marriage, or escape with her beloved and risk becoming one of the Soulless. Click on the cover for purchase links!
Crystal Collier is a former composer/writer for Black Diamond Productions. She can be found practicing her brother-induced ninja skills while teaching children or madly typing about fantastic and impossible creatures. She has lived from coast to coast and now calls Florida home with her creative husband, three littles, and “friend” (a.k.a. the zombie locked in her closet). Secretly, she dreams of world domination and a bottomless supply of cheese. You can find her on her blog and Facebook, or follow her on Twitter.
And Stephen Tremp is releasing Escalation:
In Escalation, the final installment to Stephen Tremp’s Breakthrough Trilogy, a seemingly innocent discovery in Einstein-Rosen Bridges, or wormholes, becomes a Pandora’s Box—opening doors to other unexpected and unpredictable realities such as parallel universes, time/space travel, and an evil hitchhiker from another dimension.Chase Manhattan has survived attempts on his life from numerous sources in his effort to destroy the technology. But he is far from safe. Now Chase and his comrades must not only break world renowned physicist Professor Nicholas Fischer out of prison a second time, but also smuggle him across hostile borders in Europe and the Middle East to prevent events threatening to spiral into World War III.
At stake: an end to Western civilization as we know it. The result: an epic clash where science and the supernatural take center stage, vying for mankind’s destiny. The setting is global as the world divides into an East vs. West climactic battle. The action is swift, adrenaline-charged, and non-stop. Unending twists and turns will keep the reader turning pages and wanting more.
Together, Breakthrough, Opening, and Escalation follow the lives of the unlikely participants from innocence to a coming of age through sacrifice, betrayal, passion, lust, unconditional love, and hope. Escalation will appeal to fans of modern-day science fiction, action, and horror.
You can find Stephen Tremp on his blog, where he shares scientific tips that you won't want to miss! He's also on Facebook, Twitter, and GoodReads!
Wow, two fabulous releases from blogger friends! This is so great, right?? Congrats to both! If you haven't had the pleasure of meeting Crystal and Stephen yet, head over now!
Thanks to everyone who's signed up for my cover reveal for next week! I love how supportive this community is. I'm super excited to read everyone's entry!
And also, did you hear? IWSG has its own website and Facebook page now? It's an exciting resource! Here's the link: http://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/
See you back here on Wednseday for Indie Life! Do you have a memory from your tween or teen years that sticks out? Are you excited for Moonless and Escalation? Been to visit the IWSG site yet? Or let me know how your weekend was!